Pre Employment Checks

After you are offered a job, we will run a number of pre-employment checks which must be undertaken to ensure safe employment practice to protect our employees and service users. You cannot start your new job until these checks have been cleared.

Identification Checks

You will be asked to provide your passport and two other forms of identification which can be: 

  • Birth Certificate
  • Driving Licence
  • Utility bill (or similar document with proof of address)

Also required is your National Insurance number and most recent payslip.

If you cannot provide your Passport, you must provide your Birth Certificate and National Insurance number

Right to Work Checks

To check you are eligible to work in the UK we must obtain further documentation.

If you are a UK or EEA citizen – You will need your Passport, Full Birth Certificate and National Insurance number.

If you are non-UK or EEA citizen – You will need to provide your Passport, valid visa or Bio-metric Resident Permit (BRP).

You can prove your right to work to an employer by clicking the following link and completing information required

Once all checks are complete, you will be notified by your new line manager.

Occupational Health Checks 

You will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire which you will email directly to our Occupational Health team to assess, if they require further information, they will be in touch direct to follow up with an appointment.  We need clearance from occupational health prior to starting employment.

References of Employment History

You are required to provide 2 references for your pre-employment checks. Your referees must include your present (or most recent) employer. If your post is medical or dental, 3 references are required.

Professional Registration and Qualifications

Any posts which need registration with appropriate professional bodies (eg. NMC,GMC, HCPC, etc) will require you to provide your professional body details and registration number which will then be checked by the recruiting manager and or one of our Recruitment Team.

Disclosure Scotland

NHS Scotland is exempt from the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exclusions & Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003. As part of any offer of employment candidates will be subject to one of the following:

  • For posts in regulated work – Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme membership (All clinical posts)
  • For all other posts which are subject to a criminal conviction record check – A Police Act check (most non clinical posts)
  • For posts not subject to a criminal conviction record check – A self-declaration